Speeches (Lines) for Bates in "History of Henry V"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 1
  • I think it be: but we have no great cause to desire
    the approach of day.
  • I think it be: but we have no great cause to desire
    the approach of day.
  • Court. Brother John Bates, is not that the morning which
    breaks yonder?

    Bates. I think it be: but we have no great cause to desire
    the approach of day.

2 IV / 1
  • He hath not told his thought to the king?
  • He hath not told his thought to the king?
  • Henry V. Even as men wrecked upon a sand, that look to be
    washed off the next tide.

    Bates. He hath not told his thought to the king?

3 IV / 1
  • He may show what outward courage he will; but I
    believe, as cold a night as...
  • He may show what outward courage he will; but I
    believe, as cold a night as 'tis, he could wish
    himself in Thames up to the neck; and so I would he
    were, and I by him, at all adventures, so we were quit here.
  • Henry V. No; nor it is not meet he should. For, though I
    speak it to you, I think the king is but a man, as I
    am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me: the
    element shows to him as it doth to me; all his
    senses have but human conditions: his ceremonies
    laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man; and
    though his affections are higher mounted than ours,
    yet, when they stoop, they stoop with the like
    wing. Therefore when he sees reason of fears, as we
    do, his fears, out of doubt, be of the same relish
    as ours are: yet, in reason, no man should possess
    him with any appearance of fear, lest he, by showing
    it, should dishearten his army.

    Bates. He may show what outward courage he will; but I
    believe, as cold a night as 'tis, he could wish
    himself in Thames up to the neck; and so I would he
    were, and I by him, at all adventures, so we were quit here.

4 IV / 1
  • Then I would he were here alone; so should he be
    sure to be ransomed, and a...
  • Then I would he were here alone; so should he be
    sure to be ransomed, and a many poor men's lives saved.
  • Henry V. By my troth, I will speak my conscience of the king:
    I think he would not wish himself any where but
    where he is.

    Bates. Then I would he were here alone; so should he be
    sure to be ransomed, and a many poor men's lives saved.

5 IV / 1
  • Ay, or more than we should seek after; for we know
    enough, if we know we are...
  • Ay, or more than we should seek after; for we know
    enough, if we know we are the kings subjects: if
    his cause be wrong, our obedience to the king wipes
    the crime of it out of us.
  • Williams. That's more than we know.

    Bates. Ay, or more than we should seek after; for we know
    enough, if we know we are the kings subjects: if
    his cause be wrong, our obedience to the king wipes
    the crime of it out of us.

6 IV / 1
  • But I do not desire he should answer for me; and
    yet I determine to fight lu...
  • But I do not desire he should answer for me; and
    yet I determine to fight lustily for him.
  • Williams. 'Tis certain, every man that dies ill, the ill upon
    his own head, the king is not to answer it.

    Bates. But I do not desire he should answer for me; and
    yet I determine to fight lustily for him.

7 IV / 1
  • Be friends, you English fools, be friends: we have
    French quarrels enow, if...
  • Be friends, you English fools, be friends: we have
    French quarrels enow, if you could tell how to reckon.
  • Williams. Keep thy word: fare thee well.

    Bates. Be friends, you English fools, be friends: we have
    French quarrels enow, if you could tell how to reckon.

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